Lionel Messi, the rebirth
Strange trajectory than that of Lionel Messi with PSG. Landed with great fanfare in the French capital in the summer of 2021, the Argentinian experienced a first exercise full of nuances in his new colors. He said it himself with great humility: he needed time to adapt. This one passed, here it is again in top form. To the delight of red and blue supporters.
Against Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday evening, victory of his people on the river score of 7-2, Lionel Messi offered a real recital. Double passer and double scorer, he shone. At 35, he now stands as one of the main weapons of Parisians. From an individual point of view, he also continues to take care of his statistics within the premier competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo in the sights
Against Maccabi, he scored his third and fourth goals in Champions League. Overall, Lionel Messi has therefore taken his tally to 129 goals. Only one man does it better, Cristiano Ronaldo. The two men have monopolized these first two positions for many years. But, now, the number 30 Ile-de-France has a good chance of recovering this throne of top scorer.
Because yes, while Lionel Messi shines brightly with PSG, Cristiano Ronaldo skates widely with Manchester United, he who is in a very delicate position. Add to that the fact that the Red Devils are not competing in the Champions League this season, and you understand that the field is now open for the Pulga to get as close as possible to their best rival.